Anthracene oil


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An´thra`cene oil


1.A heavy green oil (partially solidifying on cooling), which distills over from coal tar at a temperature above 270°. It is the principal source of anthracene.
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Some of the major distillates removed are light oils (e.g., benzene, toluene, xylene and naphthalene), middle oils (e.g., carbolic acid), heavy oils (e.g., creosote), and anthracene oil. The remaining residue is called coal tar pitch, which is primarily used in the production of electrodes for aluminium smelting and also for the production of graphite electrodes.
The light weight tars fraction increased after catalysis; meanwhile the variations of wash and anthracene oils fractions were small.